Saturday, Nov 11, 2006

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Financial Sense Online: The Creature from Jekyll Island

Edward Griffin askes, "Just what is the Federal Reserve?" Prepare to be shocked.

Posted by harold @ 12:41 PM (404 views)
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1. japanese uncle said...

Exactly the same applies to the BoE. Look at the ellaborately calculated timing of the rate increase, just to maximize the impact of the HPC!
"Hold......, not yet, not yet, not yet------, Fire Now !!!!!" let alone the perfectly coordinated media's bearish change of tone!

Saturday, November 11, 2006 01:46PM Report Comment

2. Retiredbanker said...

No real surprises here.

It was disclosed on TV a year or so ago that during WW11 certain elements in the City of London were financing the Nazis
via the Swiss banking system.

Sunday, November 12, 2006 12:01PM Report Comment

3. monty said...

A good interview with good ol' G. Edward, yet another conspiracy nut. If you're interested in some of his earlier work check out the Capitalist Conspiracy video;

IIRC there's some more on Jekyll Island here in The Money Masters video on this page;
Unfortunately there's not a lot of material on the BoE and I find it difficult to extrapolate the Fed conspiracy theories to include it.

BTW Jim Puplava and friends at Financial Sense have a very good weekly podcast. They're bullish on commodities at the moment and there are usually good interviews with the white whisker brigade who, despite the oddballs like G. Edward, have quite a bit of good old fashioned wisdom to impart.

Sunday, November 12, 2006 12:44PM Report Comment

4. Ticktock said...

Edward has a global 'feedom' sect, that basicly believes that any form of tax, and even Government is a sin. Corporate 'charity' and rich mans Philantropy should replace welfare etc. etc.etc. He is an advocate of simply allowing the market to take care of everything, and thinks that Corporations will be nice to everyone once freed from Government meddling. Tyrany of a democraticly elected Government is bad, while tyrany of unelected old, white, rich men is presumeably just Gods rightous decree.
While holding interesting views upon the corruption (from its very conception) of the Fed, he is a liberty fundementalist (or anarcist) who sees 'Lenninist' conspiricy in anything that raises his tax bill, or restricts his right to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants to do it. As you might Imagine, Edwards is not a poor man.
Once the world is viewed entirely through the eyes of the rich, of business, and of markets, it is very easy to make the kind of fundemental philisophical errors that Edward (and many others) repeat over and over again.

Sunday, November 12, 2006 02:58PM Report Comment

5. Headmelter said...

scarey biscuits.

I'm currently looking at investing some money in gold but don't know how to go about it.
I only want to invest about 3-5k.

Any suggestions or advice anyone, it would be greatly appreciated?

Sunday, November 12, 2006 03:10PM Report Comment

6. sold 2 rent 1 said...


I have 2 ISA wrapped unit trusts in gold mining stocks (Any profits are shielded from tax).
I use as it is very easy to switch between funds
The 2 funds are:


Good gold buying advice is on Zeal

Sunday, November 12, 2006 11:34PM Report Comment

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